60.Compute the present value of the following single amounts to be received at the end of the specified period at the given interest rate.

61.If you had an investment opportunity that promises to pay you $20,000 in three years and you could earn a 10% annual return investing your money elsewhere, what is the most you should be willing to invest today in this opportunity?

62.Touche Manufacturing is considering a rearrangement of its manufacturing operations. A consultant estimates that the rearrangement should result in after-tax cash savings of $6,000 the first year, $10,000 for the next two years, and $12,000 for the next two years. Assuming a 12% discount rate, calculate the total present value of the cash flows.

63.Price Mart is considering outsourcing its billing operations. A consultant estimates that outsourcing should result in after-tax cash savings of $9,000 the first year, $15,000 for the next two years, and $18,000 for the next two years. Assuming a 12% discount rate, calculate the total present value of the cash flows.

64.Hillsdale is considering two options for comparable computer software. Option A will cost $25,000 plus annual license renewals of $1,000 for three years, which includes technical support. Option B will cost $20,000 with technical support being an add-on charge. The estimated cost of technical support is $4,000 the first year, $3,000 the second year, and $2,000 the third year. Assume the software is purchased and paid for at the beginning of year one, but that technical support is paid for at the end of each year. The discount rate is 8%. Ignore income taxes. Determine which option should be chosen based on present value considerations.

65.DON Corp. is contemplating the purchase of a machine that will produce net after-tax cash savings of $20,000 per year for 5 years. At the end of five years, the machine can be sold to realize after-tax cash flows of $5,000. Assuming a 12% discount rate, calculate the total present value of the cash savings.

66.Baird Bros. Construction is considering the purchase of a machine at a cost of $125,000. The machine is expected to generate cash flows of $20,000 per year for ten years and can be sold at the end of ten years for $10,000. The discount rate is 10%. Assume the machine would be paid for on the first day of year one, but that all other cash flows occur at the end of the year. Ignore income tax considerations. Determine if Baird should purchase the machine.

67.Dobson Contractors is considering buying equipment at a cost of $75,000. The equipment is expected to generate cash flows of $15,000 per year for eight years and can be sold at the end of eight years for $5,000. The discount rate is 12%. Assume the equipment would be paid for on the first day of year one, but that all other cash flows occur at the end of the year. Ignore income tax considerations. Determine if Dobson should purchase the machine.

68.Incognito Company is contemplating the purchase of a machine that provides it with net after-tax cash savings of $80,000 per year for 5 years. Assuming an 8% discount rate, calculate the present value of the cash savings.

69.Samson Inc. is contemplating the purchase of a machine that will provide it with net after-tax cash savings of $100,000 per year for 8 years. Assuming a 10% discount rate, calculate the present value of the cash savings.

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